A friend of mine is celebrating his birthday at a horse track. I am going to go and have a good time, despite not having warm fuzzy feelings about the treatment of the horses. What can I use as an excuse for why I'm not betting, given that I am known for being a very enthusiastic gambler? [more inside]
posted by Fig
on Jun 17, 2013 -
Going out to the race track today at Lonestar Park in Grand Prarie, Texas. Problem: I've never been to a horse race before. I don't even know how they work. I would like to place one or two bets, but I don't know anything about the competitors. Any suggestions for a first timer in general? Futhermore, (if you are familiar with today's race), which horse would be a safe bet?
posted by Krazor
on Jul 4, 2012 -
Wife and I will be headed to Louisville, Kentucky this weekend for a quick getaway. We'll be spending Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs taking in some racing. We've never been to a horse race before. We're not gamblers, but we're willing to wager a few bucks in the name of fun. What is the best way for two horse racing newbies to have a great day at the track?
posted by teriyaki_tornado
on Jun 18, 2012 -
How do I place a bet on Rachael Alexandra in the upcoming Woodward Stakes without actually attending the race? [more inside]
posted by warble
on Aug 24, 2009 -
Remember this Wired article
about "computer teams" analyzing horse races in Asia? What became of that? Were the theories sound? What exactly were they doing? Are there any other articles, academic or otherwise, about modeling horse races? [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Aug 20, 2008 -
Belmont Stakes question: What was the payout on a 2 dollar exacta box (24 dollar total wager because the box had four horses) that included Da'Tara and Denis of Cork?
posted by zembla3
on Jun 7, 2008 -
Any chance of me watching the National online outside the UK ?
My extensive searching turned up naught.
Phoned me mum to put on a bet and it would be nice to see my pick fall at the first.
Help a punter out.
posted by Webbster
on Apr 12, 2007 -
Is there a good source of horse racing results in a machine readable format? I'd prefer them to be inexpensive or free, and to be up to date.
posted by david1230
on Oct 12, 2006 -
Any horse handicappers here? What are your favorite techniques? Which race
do you tend to zero in on? What sort of betting strategy or angles
do you employ? Do you parlay? hedge? do straight tickets? dabble in the exotics? play it ultra-conservative? do birthdates? [more inside]
posted by RavinDave
on Jul 6, 2004 -
Can anyone recommend a good gambling website in order to bet on the Kentucky Derby? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by rorycberger
on Apr 27, 2004 -
My boss has asked me to find out how one goes about buying a race horse. I've suggested she perhaps considers a share through a syndicate and have found a few books through amazon, but does anyone have any practical advice as to reliable sources of information, reliable potential trainers or anything else she might need to consider? We're in the UK and she'd be looking to purchase here - I suspect this will make a difference to advice.
posted by biffa
on Dec 17, 2003 -